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NFL joins chorus concerned over Indiana Religious Freedom bill

The NCAA is also concerned about the law's implications. Read entire article
27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm PDT

McDonald's comms leader Coffing to depart after 30 years

Bridget Coffing will stay at McDonald's for several more months until her successor is identified. Read entire article
27 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am PDT

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

The social network giant wants to host mainstream media owners' content within its platform and encourage agencies to spend more of their clients' ad dollars within this closed shop. Read entire article
27 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am PDT

How has Lufthansa responded to the Germanwings crash?

Take our poll on how Lufthansa's chief executive has responded to the Tuesday crash of a Germanwings flight in southern France. Read entire article
27 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am PDT

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 3.27.2015

Information trickles out from Germanwings investigation; AMC markets 'Mad Men' final season to marketers; Banks want Elizabeth Warren to tone it down. Read entire article
27 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am PDT

Bean-counting is affecting China's PR industry

In the midst of an austerity crunch, clients in China are increasingly letting procurement drive PR agency pitches. Unfortunately this is resulting in agencies being hired on price and fired on ability. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 pm PDT

PR agencies and marketing embrace Hollywood

The line where brand marketing ends and Hollywood begins is blurring. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm PDT

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke about security and safety procedures during a press conference Thursday. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm PDT

Allison hires former Burson MD Jorgensen as LA head

She reports to senior partner and Western region leader Phil Carpenter. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm PDT

Waggener Edstrom creates new tech lead role for Beauparlant

The 14-year agency veteran has served as president of the Microsoft account. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm PDT

Cannes Lions reveals 2015 PR Jury

The Cannes Lions festival is touting its list of 2015 judges as its most diverse jury yet. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am PDT

Emanate wins pitch for Right Guard PR and social media brief

Right Guard, the deodorant and shower gel brand, has appointed Emanate as its retained agency for PR and social media, following a competitive pitch. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am PDT

SurveyMonkey appoints Bite as first UK comms agency

SurveyMonkey, the free online survey company, has appointed Bite to drive its expansion in the UK. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am PDT

American Greetings debuts ThankList, its first purpose-driven campaign

The greeting card company is displaying gratitude with a digital project. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am PDT

Golin brings on Fleishman global consumer products lead Langeland

She will serve as deputy MD of Golin New York and head of its consumer practice. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am PDT

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.26.2015

Groupe Bollore sells larger-than-expected share of Havas Group; Experts warn of cost-cutting after Heinz-Kraft deal; Twitter releases Meerkat rival Periscope. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am PDT

Text100 India spins off former Bite team into new agency, Hypertext

India's unique communications landscape leads to a decision to keep the Bite team separate from larger Text100 as a boutique agency specialising in integrated communications. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am PDT

Nick Barron appointed UK MD of corporate and financial at Edelman

Edelman has appointed Nick Barron as MD of its corporate and financial practice, replacing James Lundie. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am PDT

Cohn & Wolfe appoints Angelina Ong as APAC president

Ong, formerly regional managing director at Burson-Marsteller, joins in Singapore to further the agency's already aggressive growth in the region. Read entire article
26 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am PDT

A day in the life of Christie's corporate comms VP

Michael Sherman, VP of corporate communications, Christie's, shares his morning ritual and what he would do if he ruled the world for a day. Read entire article
25 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT

Spotlight: Moscow

Nazim Turdumambetov, corporate communications head, Philips Russia and CIS, discusses the rise of digital and PR's transformation in Moscow.
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30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am PDT

Spotlight: Los Angeles

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm, details how the city's entertainment scene makes LA a highly energetic, but competitive, marketplace for PR pros.
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29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am PDT

Spotlight: Detroit

Janet Tyler, cofounder and co-CEO, Airfoil, discusses how an influx of entrepreneurs and hard work helped the city fight back from bankruptcy.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am PDT

Spotlight: Sydney

Roger Ringwood, MD at Smart Brands International, says demand for well-executed digital and traditional comms efforts is growing in the city.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am PDT

Spotlight: Brussels

Gregg Svingen, UPS' international director of PR and communications, says Brussels attracts top PR talent due to its status as a European powerhouse.
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23 May 2014 | 11:01 am PDT
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